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Alien Straw Shooters

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Alien, straw, shooter, preschool, game
Watch out the aliens are coming


After weeks of glorious sunshine, the effect of hurricane Bertha dissipating over the Atlantic left me with two kids in need of entertainment on a very wet and rainy day in England. We made these little alien straw shooters.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Paper
Crayons
Straws
Sticky tape

Method
Start by drawing some aliens on lightweight paper. They need to be quite small as they will sit on the end of a straw.



Alien, straw, shooter, preschool, game



Alien, straw, shooter, preschool, game


Younger kids can draw their own or just scribble on paper and an adult can add features.
Cut out the aliens.
Make a little pocket from a piece of paper that will fit around the straw. Tape it together on 3 sides, leaving only one end open to pop over a straw.



Alien, straw, shooter, preschool, game


Stick an alien to a paper pocket and slip over a straw.
Blow hard through the straw and watch the alien shoot off.



Alien, straw, shooter, preschool, game


It doesn't have to be aliens, you could draw animals, insects or aeroplanes.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Alien
#Outer Space
#Games
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